Worth reading: ClipClock, Axel Springer, Payleven, ArcticStartup

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other publications:

clipclock-logoToday Russian venture fund Runa Capital has announced an investment into the ClipClock, a place to share, search and watch videos, that replicates Pinterest layout. The total amount of funding is $2,5 million. The Russian company has received a $50,000 grant from Microsoft Seed Fund. It launched at Demo Fall 2012 Conference. Find out more and visit GoalEurope.

axelspringer-logoThe German publisher Axel Springer is buying heavily in to European classified sites to court digital and international growth. Snapping up Belgian property service Immoweb, it says the move will make up for a weakening print ad sector. Visit PaidContent.org to learn more.

Payleven-logoPayleven, a European Square clone, has teamed up with Elavon, a global provider of payment solutions to over 1.2 million merchants. Incubated by Germany’s Rocket Internet, Payleven turns smartphones and tablets into card terminals, enabling small businesses to accept card payments just about anywhere, anytime. Check out the full article on TNW Europe.

ArcticStartupThe startup blog ArcticStartup is ceasing commercial operations and opening up a transition period to find out how to sustain the site as a community operated non-profit. In the next three months (by the 1st of February), it will be disclosed on the site in what non-profit entity ArcticStartup will continue its operations.